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Pirates Interested in Bartolo Colon, Alfredo Amezaga

Pirates Interested in Bartolo Colon, Alfredo Amezaga

Colon has lost 40 pounds and is pitching well, but after quitting on his last two teams he wouldn't be an ideal fit for the Pirates.

Dejan Kovacevic has an update this morning from the Winter Meetings, with two new players that the Pirates are interested in.

-The Pirates have scouted Bartolo Colon in the Dominican, where he is 40 pounds lighter and currently has a 0.91 ERA in 29.2 innings, with a 26:2 K/BB ratio in the Dominican Winter League.  Dejan speculates that the 37 year old would cost something in the $1 M range that he received from the Chicago White Sox in 2009.

Colon wouldn't be a good addition, despite his Dominican numbers and weight loss.  He hasn't had a good track record recently, quitting on his last two teams.  He left the Boston Red Sox to pitch in the Dominican in 2008, after refusing to move to the bullpen.  He signed with the Chicago White Sox in 2009, and put up a 4.19 ERA in 12 starts before going on the disabled list in June.  The team had trouble ...

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